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June 19, 2003
  Redevelopment and expansion to be finishedPDF files may take a moment to load

June 17's Students' Legislative Council meeting marked the beginning of redevelopment and expansion in MacEwan Students' Centre--possibly for the last time.

Passing their first readings were a $230,000 expenditure to complete redevelopment and expansion of MSC and a $40,250 for a point of sale system.

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June 05, 2003
  Online Used Bookstore delayedPDF files may take a moment to load

Efforts to bring the Used Bookstore into the twenty-first century have hit a snag. A proposed $40,000 dollar upgrade in the area of point of sale systems, database creation and e-commerce is being temporarily put on hold by Students' Union Vice-President Operations and Finance Gavin Preston.

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June 05, 2003
  Prickly seatsPDF files may take a moment to load

Mark Counsell is back on the Students' Legislative Council. The former Operations and Finance Commissioner spent the 2002-2003 academic year away from politics and failed to regain his post in this February's election.

Counsell replaces acclaimed Academic Commissioner Marie-Claire Backhaus who resigned in May.

After Counsell was sworn in at the Tue., June 3 SLC meeting, SU Vice-President Academic Demetrios Nicolaides confirmed that he "is expecting to receive a resignation shortly."

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May 29, 2003
  Preston: "Not forcasting doom"PDF files may take a moment to load

With the 2003 Students' Union budget nearly complete, a number of changes will be in store for students. Funds have been allocated for more clubs space and the relocation of the copy centre and used bookstore, and students can expect to pay slightly more for food at the Den.

SU Vice-President Operations and Finance Gavin Preston said students can expect the same services as last year, despite increases in fees charged by the university.

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May 22, 2003
  SU seeks tuition guidance from studentsPDF files may take a moment to load

The Students' Union is building a policy on what tuition should pay for, in light of growing concerns about tuition increases.

"We really don't have a policy saying what tuition should and should not pay for," said SU Vice-President Operations and Finance Gavin Preston. "Some would argue that it should only pay for access to experts in a field."

Among the services Preston cited for discussion are: the Admissions Office, the Disability Resource Centre, the Library and the Fees Office.

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May 22, 2003
  Prayer space awaits CJSW, NUTV movesPDF files may take a moment to load

Students seeking new prayer space atop MacEwan Hall will have to wait until August, despite the generosity of the university administration.

“Peggy Patterson has been very generous and has given us the cash to fund the whole thing,” said Students’ Union Vice-President Operations and Finance Gavin Preston. “The reason why it hasn’t been completed is coupled with cjsw and nutv moving.”

The unfinished area will house new spiritual space, as well as new offices for cjsw and nutv.

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April 10, 2003
  Pearce vs. Prestion: Round 2PDF files may take a moment to load

The epic battle between Gavin Preston and Brett Pearce over the 2003 Students' Union General Election will conclude again on Bermuda Shorts Day.

In February, Preston defeated Pearce in the race for the SU vice-president operations and finance position.

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April 10, 2003
  SLC questions Student Legal Assistance levyPDF files may take a moment to load

The Student Legal Assistance program came under examination by the Students' Legislative Council on Tue., Apr. 8. Officials took a renewed interest in the program after hearing that on the week prior, the SLA Board of Directors during an emergency meeting had voted to open a clinic in Red Deer, despite opposition from the SLC.

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March 27, 2003
  SU General Election upheld by Review BoardPDF files may take a moment to load

Once upon a time there were two Students' Union commissioners named Brett Pearce and Gavin Preston. Both of them wanted very much to be the next vice-president of operations and finance, but in the end there could be only one. Preston won, Pearce appealed; and they lived happily ever after--with Preston's active membership in the SU suspended and the validity of the election upheld. It's all so magical.

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